posted on Apr, 22 2009 @ 12:59 AM
This is not intended to run afoul of any long-standing ATS restrictions.
I bring this subject to light because, as many know already, there are regulations that are intended to determine and confirm that operators in
Commercial Transport, to include Air Traffic Controllers, Airline Pilots, Flight Attendants, in fact, anyone involved in 'safety-related' aspects of
Air Carrier Operations....and, not to forget, Truck Drivers, Railroad Engineers, and all of the associated and related aspects of those
endeavors....to include all ground operations involved in the actual aspects of carrying out these procedures....are, per Congressional mandate,
subject to periodic random Alcohol and Drug testing and, when appropriate, specific testing on suspicion.
Point is, mandated by Congress (we all know about DMV rules, vary by State...)
Here's the rub....WHY isn't Congress held to the same stansdards as they impose????
I suggest there should be a reciprocal requirement.....we can start at the US Congressional level....EVERY Senator and Representative should be
available, at random, or when noted by two or three others, to be suspicious enough to submit to an alcohol and/or drug test.
We start with the 'random' tests, just as legislated upon the workers who hold 'sensitive safety' jobs within the Transportation Industry.
Seems to me that when presenting themselves for a vote, our elected Representatives and CongressPeople should be subject to sobriety tests. I mean,
they decree it for us....it's good enough for them, too.